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DFI Seismic and Lateral Loads and Drilled Shaft Committees and ADSC Drilled Shaft Committee, Prof. Anne Lemnitzer (Prinicpal Investigator), University of California Irvine

FindAPile.com was created with the purpose of developing a catalogue that documents studies of pile foundations under lateral loading to assist geotechnical engineers, researchers and contractors in their design selection, numerical modeling, literature reviews, research assignments and construction selections. Pile foundations, in particular drilled shafts, are one of the most common foundation systems used in engineering practice. Their versatility in application (off-shore, ports, bridges, buildings) and its resourcefulness in terms of engineering analysis and design (vertical and lateral loading capacities) make it a foundation preference in the United States. The direct use of large scale pile test results has become a design practice (performance based design) to create safer and more economical foundation systems. Large scale pile tests also provide a more realistic understanding of foundation behavior in specific boundary conditions, soil types and enable the engineer to conduct a much more advanced design approach. The mission of the research team is to create a resource for practicing engineers to help guide and advance the pile analyses through an extensive literature review and development of an online database of previous large scale pile experiments. Click Here to go to Find A Pile.com

#AV-FHWA-DP Design and Construction of Driven Pile Foundations Reference Manual - Two Volumes
FHWA, FHWA Technical Consultants: J.A. DiMaggio, P.E. and C. Dumas, P.E.; COTR - L. Jones; This manual is an update and revision of FHWA-HI-97-021 prepared by Goble Rausche Likins and Associates, Inc. Authors: P.J. Hannigan, G.G. Goble, G. Thendean, G.E. Likins and F. Rausche; FHWA Technical Consultant: J.A. DiMaggio
Adobe PDF format CD-Rom

This manual is the reference text used for the FHWA NHI course Nos. 130221 Driven Pile Foundations – Design and Construction and 130222 Driven Pile Foundations – Construction Monitoring and reflects the current practice for pile foundations. The manual is also intended to serve as the FHWA’s primary reference of recommended practice for driven pile foundations. The Design and Construction of Driven Pile Foundations manual is directed to geotechnical, structural, and construction engineers involved in the design and construction of pile supported structures. This manual is intended to serve as a practical reference of driven pile foundations. Volume I of the manual addresses design aspects including subsurface exploration, laboratory testing, static analyses, as well as specifications and foundation report preparation. Volume II covers construction aspects including dynamic formulas, wave equation analysis, dynamic pile testing, static load testing, Statnamic testing, Osterberg cell testing, as well as pile driving equipment, pile driving accessories, and pile installation inspection. Step by step procedures are included to facilitate use of most analysis procedures.
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#AV-AUG-IN Augered Cast-in-Place Piles Installation/Construction Video
1998 Augered Cast-in-Place Pile Committee, Tracy Brettmann, Chair & Editor
VHS video cassette or CD-Rom format, 20 minutes

Describes the installation of augered cast-in-place piles, including the various pieces of equipment and materials used in construction. Contains animation of drilling though a layered subsurface, grouting of the pile and installation of reinforcing steel. This video is a companion to the Augered Cast-In-Place Piles Manual and is intended for contractors, owners, design engineering firms and geotechnical consultants.

#AV-DS Drilled Shaft Inspector's DVD
1990 ADSC
DVD format, 32 minutes

Augments the Drilled Shaft Inspector's Manual by joint committees of DFI and ADSC. The manual is included. Primarily targeted to geotechnical consulting firms and their inspectors, the presentation can help contractors' drilling personnel better understand the role of the drilled shaft inspector on the jobsite.

#AV-PLT Comprehensive Pile Load Testing Program Video, McDuffie Island Coal Terminal, Mobile, AL
1981 Special Projects Committee, Jack Dougherty, Chair; G. Robert Compton, Jr., Editor
VHS video cassette, 37 minutes

A basic introduction to handling, installing and testing load bearing piles: timber, H-beam, pipe, shell, Monotube and pre-cast concrete. Details of setting up and conducting both reaction-beam and dead-load piles tests are covered. The program provides insight into problems confronted and the methods used in mobilizing a major pile testing program.

#CPF-2012-SSTN-1 EFFC-DFI Carbon Calculator
DFI Sustainability Committee, European Federation of Foundation Contractors (EFFC) and Deep Foundations Institute (DFI)
Downloadable Excel Tool

The EFFC and DFI have created a tool that will calculate the CO2 emissions of foundation and geotechnical works. It is designed to allow contractors and commissioning organizations alike to assess the carbon footprint of their projects. The Foundation CO2 Calculator has been developed using verifiable, standardized data to enable accurate benchmarking of competing project proposals. Prior to its development there existed no single standardized tool for calculating CO2 emissions for these types of ground works. The tool also allows contractors to compare and contrast different technical approaches within the same project and see what the CO2 emissions will be. Furthermore it can be used throughout a project's development to compare how it performed against expectations. Click Here to Download the Tool